Statement by Ubaldus Raymond
Over the last few weeks I have been exposed yet again to one of the ugly truths about life in the public eye. People will constantly try to besmirch your character and use underhanded tactics to undermine your credibility.
Since I entered politics I have maintained that my integrity and my credibility are of utmost importance. My record speaks for itself.
Over the last few weeks there have been attempts to threaten me. There have been attempts to extort monies from me through devious means.
I have provided all the details and evidence in this matter to the police who are carrying out their investigations.
I want to thank the detectives of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force for apprehending a suspect in this matter, which is now in the hands of the court system.
The situation I now find myself in is not a unique one in the world we live in today. I know that other persons have gone through similar circumstances and they have probably not been able to fight back. They have been too scared, they have felt ashamed or they did not want to open up themselves to the kind of attention that shames victims of such crimes.
I want to state clearly that no amount of threats will cause me turn away from my values as a human being and as a family man. I will not give in to political operatives who will use the most disgusting tactics in order to malign my name or to scare me into submission. I will trust in the court system and in the Almighty God.
Until such time as this matter is resolved through our justice system I will make no further statements on the case.
I will say finally that I will not be bullied. I am not afraid.